Cashmere White Granite
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Synonyms: Bianco Kashmere White, Bianco Cashmere White, Cachemire, Cachemire White, Cashemire White, Cashmeere White, Cashmere White, Cashmir White, Cashmire White, Casmire White, Kaishmir White, Kaschmire White, Kashimir White, Kashmere White, Cashmere Weiss, Cashmeree White, Kasmir White, Kasmiere White, WG204, White Cashmere, White Kasmir
Location: Cashmere White granite is quarried near Melur, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India.
Description: Cashmere White granite is a fine to medium-grained, dark white to light grey, migmatitic granulite of the Precambrian period, with blackberry-coloured garnets. This stone internationally may be nominated as a granite but in the area of application of the European Standard this stone must be nominated as a granulite.
The veining and colour varies considerably and a small sample of Cashmere White granite may not be representative of the whole slab therefore swatch samples must be approved for large projects to ensure that the blocks are all extracted from the same quarry face for matching purposes. Ideal for both interior and exterior use, Cashmere White granite is frost free and polish constant.
Compression tensile strength: 2080 kg/cm2
Tensile strength after freeze-thaw cycles: 1990 kg/cm2
Unitary modulus of bending tensile strength: 132 kg/cm2
Heat expansion coefficient: 0.0065 mm/m°C
Water imbibition coefficient: 0.004000
Mass by unit of volume: 2620 kg/m3
Granulite: Granulites are metamorphic rocks that have experienced high temperatures of metamorphism. They typically have a granular (granoblastic) texture that is, a texture comprised of similarly sized and shaped grains and hence the name granulite.